Archos prepping up to nine tablets and several smartphones for IFA next week

Archos prepping up to nine tablets and several smartphones for IFA next weekWe already know to expect the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear at IFA next week, probably the Sony Xperia i1, and possibly maybe the HTC One Max.

Now French manufacturer Archos is spilling the currywurst, with an army of up to nine – count ‘em, NINE – tablets, and various smartphones all potentially bound for Berlin. Sweet Moses.

For starters, there’s the Archos Platinum range (three, presumably), with aluminium bodies, quad-core processors, Jelly Bean (Android 4.2), and IPS displays up to 2048 x 1536.

The Archos Xenon range (definitely a trio) will have HD displays, up to quad-core processors, and Jelly Bean (Android 4.2), offering 3G tablet action “cheaper than Apple or Samsung Wi-Fi tablets”.

Next up, the Archos 101xs2 is powered by a quad-core processor, with an HD IPS display, front-facing dual stereo speakers, and “unique” magnetic keyboard functionality.

Bringing us up to nine tablets, there’s the Archos ChildPad with parental controls and Jelly Bean (Android 4.2), and the Archos GamePad 2 for – yeah – gamers.

As for Archos smartphones, we’re told to expect the spanking new Oxygen range, and additions to the Platinum and Titanium ranges. All Archos smartphones will rock “pure un-skinned Android”. Nice.

The flagship Archos 50 Oxygen in particular features a full HD IPS display, quad-core processor, 16GB internal storage, Jelly Bean (Android 4.2), a 13MP rear camera and 5MP on the front.

We’re told to expect further info on Archos’ insane-o strategy at IFA.

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JanSt / MOD  Aug. 31, 2013 at 18:51

I had a cheapo Archos tab for a while - that was "pure unskinned Android" also, and their updates came before many highend phones got theirs!

Stelph  Sep. 2, 2013 at 10:24

I do like the way that Archos do keep tryng new ideas rather than making a me too slate tablet. I quite liked an earlier range of tablets they had where you could add 3G by adding a dongle to the device, made it a lot cheaper than most manufactures charge for adding the 3G feature, and it looks like the bluetooth keyboard idea has now stuck


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